An isolated Israel seeks closer friendship with India
As Israel faces growing international isolation for its Palestinian policy, India has emerged as an economic and strategic partner. After a visit to New Delhi this week, Israeli PM Netanyahu sees promise for the future.
China detains prominent human rights lawyer and Xi Jinping critic
Rights lawyer Yu Wensheng has been detained by Chinese authorities, hours after circulating a letter calling for constitutional reforms. Yu is the latest litigator to be arrested as part of China's crackdown on dissent.
Australian drone saves two swimmers on its first day
Australian lifeguards used a remote controlled drone to rescue two teenagers caught in 3-meter swells near a popular beach. The rescue team was preparing to test the new device just before the incident.
Ahead of elections Pakistan heads toward more political chaos
Pakistan's top political parties have joined hands to topple the government, holding a major demonstration in Lahore city. But apart from their opposition against ousted PM Nawaz Sharif, they have nothing in common.
Why are Indian authorities failing to protect women
A recent series of gruesome rapes and murders has sparked outrage in northern India. The incidents are the latest for a region with a grim history of violence against women. Murali Krishnan reports from New Delhi.